So I started a personal website a really long time ago (ancient history), and not long after started a weblog, which I kept up pretty regularly, doing hand-edited HTML and ftp-uploaded files for like ten years (which is thirteen thousand four hundred and fifty-six web-years).
Then I sort of got too busy with other things to hand-edit HTML, or something, and sort of stopped posting to that, although I kept posting to the secret Second Life weblog, hosted on wordpress; and Twitter and for awhile Plurk and Flickr and all sortsa other XXIst Century stuffs. And I kept talking, when I did post to the weblog every few aeons, about maybe trying a wordpressy thing for the main weblog, too.
And here we are ’cause I finally did it!
More generally, this (for weblog-sized values of “this”) is here because I like the sound of my own voice (so to speak), and it always feels nice to have a place to talk, i.e. to write, and to let the part of me that enjoys writing in places like this to type and type, to record things that I can then go back and read years (or months or hours or minutes) later, and that even other people (viewers like you!) can read, and send me comments on, and talk to each other and make new ideas and stuff.
And for very large values of “this”, this is here because this is what you get if you get things very very very very hot, and then let them cool down very very very very slowly.
The curvature of the Earth
It’s overwhelmed by local noise.